Can I become French if my job income is from abroad?

Connexion journalist Oliver Rowland answers the multiple diverse questions of whether one can become French if they're job income is from abroad.

I am a British person living in France who works across the border in Belgium. I want to apply for French nationality but have heard that if your main income comes from outside France it can be a problem. Is this true? S.W.

A French Interior Ministry official said that it is true that part of the notion of “residence” in France, for purposes of requesting a change ...

To read the remaining 85% of this article, you need to either

Subscribe now to The Connexion and benefit from access to our archived articles since 2006

Print + Digital 3 month subscription

Pay every three months. Our most flexible subscription.

Automatic renewal, cancel anytime

€14.25 to France - €18 to EU/UK - €19.50 to rest of the world per quarter including postage

Print + Digital 1 year subscription

1 year of great reading in print and online

Automatic renewal, cancel anytime

€55 to France - €70 to EU/UK - €76 to rest of the world per year including postage

Digital 1 year subscription (Our best value offer)

1 year of great reading online *no paper*

Automatic renewal, cancel anytime

Digital 3 month subscription

3 months of great reading online *no paper*

Automatic renewal, cancel anytime

More articles from Your Questions
More articles from Connexion France
Other articles that may interest you